Need advice? Submit questions for Miss Conduct here. My boyfriend of four years is kind, wickedly funny, very bright, and also my physical opposite: tall and lean. When we started dating I was struggling to control my obsessive compulsive disorder. He has depression and anxiety, and is relatively sympathetic. Now that I’m on medication and in cognitive behavioral therapy, I’ve put on 30 pounds. I recently had a myriad of blood tests performed and am surprisingly healthy, more so than when I was at my thinnest. Recently, my boyfriend told me he was “worried about my health,” and when I pressed him, he told me he was worried about my weight in particular. For the first time in my life I don’t feel the need to obsess over my food intake. How do I handle this situation? M.C./ Boston Your own physical and mental health have to be your first priority; it’s something no one else can do for you. However you handle the situation has to come from … [Read more...] about Does this boyfriend make me look fat?
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A BIG Fat Gypsy Wedding star and her relatives attacked a partially blind pregnant woman in a mass brawl at a nail bar, a court heard. Josephine 'Josie' McFadyen, 25, and traveller family members allegedly assaulted Eileen Doyle and her partially blind pregnant sister Margaret Doyle. Some attackers stamped on Margaret's head and stomach while one shouted: "Go on, kick the baby out of her". Margaret was more than eight months pregnant at the time, Kingston Crown Court heard. McFadyen's mum, Josie Doherty, 45, Doherty's daughter Barbara McFadyen, 22, son Isaac McFadyen, 19, and their cousin 21-year-old Charlie Collins are also accused of attacking the sisters. All five deny violent disorder after the incident at the nail bar on High Street, Twickenham, on September 1, 2016. The five relatives spotted the Doyle sisters as they walked past and followed them into the nail bar, Kingston Crown Court heard. EIGHT MONTHS PREGNANT James Lachkovic, prosecuting, said: "These five defendants … [Read more...] about Big Fat Gypsy star and four traveller relatives ‘attacked blind pregnant woman in mass brawl at nail bar’
opinion Nancy Kaffer Detroit Free Press Published 9:17 AM EDT Mar 21, 2019 Everyone knows Grosse Pointe has good schools. That's why folks move there, after all, and why so many native Grosse Pointers return home to raise their children: Community amenities like beautiful, exclusive parks, a walkable downtown. And, of course, those solid neighborhood schools. But like a lot of Michigan communities — like a lot of Detroit suburbs that used to be destinations for families with kids — things have changed for the five Grosse Pointe cities. Enrollment has been falling for years, but the pace is quickening: The district expected to lose 110 enrolled students this year, says Grosse Pointe Public Schools Superintendent Gary Niehaus. It lost 218. Because of the way Michigan funds its schools, losing students means losing money. Those 218 hundred students are worth about $2.1 million in state funding. Compound those losses year over year, … [Read more...] about Even affluent suburban districts like Grosse Pointe are struggling
Justin Rogers The Detroit News Published 6:46 PM EST Nov 7, 2018 Allen Park — Zach Zenner insists it’s not as bad as it sounds, but it’s difficult to not think of broken bones in your back as serious. Zenner, who re-signed with the Lions on Tuesday, told reports he suffered two broken bones in his back in the preseason finale, an injury that landed him on injured reserve. “I had two fractures — my right L2 and L3 transverse process were snapped in half,” Zenner said. “They're not load-bearing bones, so it's just kind of certain movements that it would grab me, I'll say. But it wasn't as bad as it sounds. If you're going to break your back, that's what you want to do.” The Lions subsequently released him with a six-week injury settlement, which allowed them to bring him back to the roster this year. Zenner certainly made the most of his time away. He got the opportunity to spend plenty of time with his family, … [Read more...] about Jacked Zach Zenner rejoins Detroit Lions after breaking two bones in back
Some of the personality traits — endurance, pain tolerance, persistence — that helped Minnesota Nordic ski champion Jessie Diggins capture gold at the 2018 Pyeongchang winter Olympics were the very same characteristics that fueled the eating disorder that once threatened to sideline her athletic career. This realization, made while Diggins was undergoing outpatient treatment for an eating disorder that developed when she was in her late teens, felt significant, like a 2-ton weight had been lifted off her shoulders. “For a long time, I felt guilty for doing this to myself, for hurting my family,” Diggins said. But then, while taking part in group therapy sessions at The Emily Program, a comprehensive eating disorder treatment center headquartered in St. Paul, Diggins learned that she was likely genetically “primed” to have an eating disorder, that the very personality traits that made her an Olympian also put her at greater risk for developing … [Read more...] about Olympian Jessie Diggins opens up about her eating disorder, hoping to inspire others to get help